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The first thing you want to know about the stylishly big, bold and brash MSC Splendida, which debuted in 2009, is that this mainstream ship is European in style, food and language. A voyage on the ...
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205 MSC Splendida Cruise Reviews

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mayal
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We had sailed with M.S.C. before and really enjoyed the experience. We went in July, having gone in June the pervious year, and we found a lot more children on board. We stayed in Barcelona for 2 nights before the cruise, and 2 nights ... Read more
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Stefan H.
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
We book the cruise on MSC because of the ship look nice in the pic; the route is very interesting so we book it. Before we had some cruise with NCL and Celebrity. So we can compare a little. In the first impression it looks all very nice, ... Read more
joyvogt
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise with MSC (previously on Presiosa and Splendida). Orchestra is a slightly smaller ship that those we’ve previously been on but it it still very big and has plenty on board. Great selection of bars, coffee ... Read more
1fifthavenue
Member Since 2016
3 reviews
223 forum posts
30 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We chose this cruise as a way to experience an inside cabin - we had always had a balcony before, but seeing all of the great offers available for insides we thought a two night break would be the ideal way to give it a go, and if we ... Read more
judyof
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
The travel Agency Arch Vacations chose this Cruise and ship. The cruise was to Ireland/Scotland/Germany. It had primarily Germans and Italians and only about 100 English speaking passengers. The travel agency should never book for English ... Read more

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tango queen
Member Since 2013
1 review
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I have just read reviews of Splendida in November 2015 - very similar reviews. I do agree, however, that the embarkation in Barcelona left a lot to be desired. It was not organised at all and, unfortunately, no one person appeared to ... Read more
fishy300
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
It took 8 hours for my luggage to arrive at our room. embarkation was slow and disorganised. The disembarkation was dis-organized embarkation with people hanging around lost and confused. There was no information in place at ... Read more
travelberlin
Member Since 2009
18 reviews
1,448 forum post
31 helpful votes
After you have cruised many times with different cruise lines, I think you start asking yourself why you choose a particular cruise line instead of the others. In our case a very important role is the itinerary and the price-value ... Read more
murphy2ay@btinternet.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We are back now in the UK after our cruise on MSC Magnifica, out from Venice, 7 nights on board from 1st Nov calling at ports in Italy, Greece, Turkey, Croatia and back to Venice. Just enough ports of call for one week, we were ... Read more
Battoutofhell
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
best about this cruise was the drinks package, fine dinning in the villa verde, I thought i was at an audition of Oliver ? please sir give me more, you could fit the 3 courses on a single plate, people would go up to the buffet after fine ... Read more

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lis1407
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
78 forum posts
3 helpful votes
WE BOOKED THIS CRUISE BECAUSE OF THE YACHT CLUB EXPIERENCE. ALBEID GOLD MEMBER THIS WAS THE FIRST IN YC. SAILED WITH AZAMARA+SEABOURN+SEADREAM+NCL+X+COSTA+HOLLAND AMERICA+OCEANIA.... EMBARCATION: The best so far,took 15 ... Read more
Grandch53dren
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Wonderful ship, truly beautiful.The staff are so friendly and warm, always happy and willing to do anything that you request.The state rooms are a really good size with everything that you need,we had a balcony and that was an added ... Read more
COLEY BOY
Member Since 2015
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
The interior decor of the ship is very pleasant and welcoming. the inside cabin was spacious, clean and homely, the restaurants were well run with friendly attentive staff. There was a good choice of diferent themed bars with competant ... Read more
mavdso
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After our very first cruise, Costa in the Caribbean, which was ok, the islands are beautiful, but even though you have a luxury cabin, there are no privileges, no priority and no flexibility ! and it cost a bomb ! we said never again ! ... Read more
lornajoan
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
The best thing about MSC Splendida is the crystal staircases in the main atrium. Otherwise, in my opinion, corporate policy for this cruise line needs a serious overhaul. The ship seems poorly managed and directives from the top down ... Read more

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valencia expat
Member Since 2012
1 review
21 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
Having read many of the reviews, embarked on the cruise with some trepidation. We had the most wonderful experience, it is difficult to find fault. Food was outstanding, we had room service for breakfast and ate lunch in the Villa ... Read more
sonjab
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Seen one MSC Fantasy class ship seen them all (we had previously been on Magnifica), BUT despite similarities they do have unique touches. The nightly theatre entertainment was good (not stunning or amazing) - but certainly enjoyable ... Read more
ChristinaCruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We so enjoyed this cruise - our seventh with MSC. There was absolutely nothing you could complain about. The food was wonderful and so many different choices to enjoy it was cooked beautifully, served hot and nicely presented. The ship ... Read more
Gisela Martinez
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
I would like to make a complaint of my last cruise with MSC. In October 2013, I made a cruise in the Mediterranean in the ship Lirica. I reserved a balcony and this trip was great. I had a beautiful view from my balcony. I was so ... Read more
KDS8700
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Just returned from cruise with MSC Splendida (Hamburg - Orkney Islands, Iceland, Loch Ness, Amsterdam (was changed to Rotterdam the night before arrival)). Nice Ship and impressing shows at the theatre, but that is the almost the only nice ... Read more

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philippi666
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
Two facts about MSC cruises become apparent within a few hours of boarding the ship - in our case the Splendida to the Norwegian fjords. One: it is all about making money and two: the cruise is not meant for non- Europeans. Of the almost ... Read more
circum95
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
Embarkation at HAM which was panic, heat and confusion. Being offered to pose for a souvenir photo at the end of the ordeal was not a good idea. The cabin was great. The way the ship was driven was great. Heads off to the nautical ... Read more
daberry
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Msc was a big disappointment. The fact that they do not have ice tea or lemonade for you to drink is ridiculous. They do not cater to American cruisers.Americans like to have coffee with dinner at a formal dinning room, it was not ... Read more
trisha1958
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise becase of the places it visited, more particularly Svalbard. The ship was well appointed, however MSC did not live up to the hype that everything was in english. Whilst they were not the majority of passengers all ... Read more
energizer0_0
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
9 helpful votes
Right up front let us say our overall rating is skewed by MSC's abysmal customer service pre cruise. To our queries both directly and via travel agent, their responses were late, minimal, nonexistent and just plain wrong. We booked ... Read more

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